Kirstin O'Connor

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Name: Kirstin O'Connor
Date registered: September 12, 2013

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  1. Officials Censor White City VA Town Hall — September 26, 2014
  2. New Gender-Neutral Homecoming Tradition — September 25, 2014
  3. Bee Hive in Talent Moving From Downtown — September 24, 2014
  4. “Game On Day” For Pediatric Cancer — September 20, 2014
  5. Firefighters Standing By For Assistance — September 19, 2014

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  1. New Gender-Neutral Homecoming Tradition — 11 comments
  2. Bee Hive in Talent Moving From Downtown — 4 comments
  3. Officials Censor White City VA Town Hall — 3 comments

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Schools Monitor Air Quality Index Daily

MEDFORD, Ore. — With wildfire smoke in the air, school administrators said they will not hesitate to enforce restrictions that keep kids inside. The Medford School District checks the air quality index three times a day with a Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) representative. Then the district sends out e-mails to all of the schools in case of extra precautions. … Continue reading »

SOU Students Trained in Fire Safety

ASHLAND, Ore. — In just a few weeks students at Southern Oregon University are going to be moving into their dorms, and today resident assistants, or RA’s got a lesson from firefighters on how to stay prepared in case of a fire emergency. Firefighters with Ashland Fire and Rescue set propane filled containers on fire, … Continue reading »

Local Experts React to Ray Rice Video

MEDFORD, Ore. — In light of the high profile case involving NFL player Ray Rice, local domestic violence experts helped shed light on the growing nationwide problem. Specialists said Jackson County has some of the highest case loads in the state. The Medford Police Department has a specific program assigned to domestic violence cases. The … Continue reading »

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

MEDFORD, Ore. -This month local healthcare facilities and childcare centers are raising awareness about childhood obesity. The Rogue Valley Family YMCA serves 1,300 to 1,500 kids every year. In the next few months the organization is starting some intensive programs to help educate kids and parents about the risks of childhood obesity. The YMCA said … Continue reading »

Local Response to Enterovirus Outbreak

MEDFORD, Ore. -Public health officials issued warnings about a severe respiratory illness doctors said could be a nationwide outbreak. Officials said hundreds of children across several states are coming down with enterovirus 68. In many cases it starts with common cold symptoms, but then rapidly worsens and forces kids to be hospitalized. “This virus certainly appears … Continue reading »

Mandatory Fire Evacuation Lifted

CORVALLIS, Ore. — All mandatory evacuations have been lifted in Northwest Corvallis, after a fire broke out Friday night. Neighbors say they saw smoke around 8:30 p.m. in the Chip Ross Park area, and by 9 p.m., the city was illuminated with a red glow. The smell of smoke filled streets throughout the entire city, … Continue reading »

Nut-Free Schools in Southern Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. — Research shows that food allergies are becoming increasingly common in children. It’s almost a hundred times more common to be diagnosed with a food allergy now, than it was 50 years ago — which means menus are changing for some kids, and for their parents packing sack lunches. A local allergist said the reason … Continue reading »

Nut-Free Schools: Part II

MEDFORD, Ore. – The first week of school can be nerve-racking for students, but it can also create panic for parents. “Play dates, or birthday parties make me really nervous,” said Medford mother, Megan Kirkpatrick. That’s a normal feeling for most parents who allow friends to supervise their kids. But some parents worry less about how kids behave, and more about … Continue reading »

No Labor Day Weekend Impacts on Rafting

SHADY COVE, Ore. — There are still many places and ways to enjoy the three day weekend and warm weather, but some raft rental stores say they expect a lull this weekend. Owners of raft and paddleboard rental shops in shady cove say the big wave of customers has already passed. They say that’s not … Continue reading »

Scooper Planes Force Lake Restrictions

LOST CREEK LAKE, Ore. – People living near the lake had a good view of planes skimming the water this week. That’s because Lost Creek Lake isn’t just being used as a vacation spot this Labor Day weekend, it’s also being used to help fight fires. The planes scooping water from the lake this week are a … Continue reading »

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